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12 other things to do in December in Dublin

Dublin/ 29 November 2019
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Christmas is a HUGE deal in Dublin. But apart from that, what else is there to do in the city? Well, funny you should ask that: here are a dozen OTHER things to do…

Aladdin Panto

It’s a Christmas tradition and this year’s panto in the Gaeity is Aladdin. It’s always a big family night out and, because we’re right next door, we always get groups in before and after for hot drinks, dinner, parking and even overnight stays (for those who really want to make it special). See if you can get tickets here.

Love Actually In Concert

Yes, from the movie, a true Christmas feel-good movie: Love Actually returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre with a full orchestra performing the soundtrack live to picture on Wednesday 4th December. Get your tickets

Rod Stewart

The non-stop superstar is back, this time supporting his 30th studio album Blood Red Roses. Look for tickets here for the 3Arena concerts on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th December.

Handel’s Messiah: Irish Baroque Orchestra

In the glorious St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Friday 6th December: The Irish Baroque Orchestra’s annual production of Handel’s masterpiece will be a glorious night as always. Check for tickets for The Messiah.

The Snowman Christmas Special

The Snowman has become a Christmas tradition in Dublin and this will be one of the best productions yet. Click here for details and tickets for The Snowman Christmas Special in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th December.

The Nightmare Before Christmas – Live In Concert

This is Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas as you never have seen it before with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and some of the original cast. In the 3Arena on Sunday 8th December – click for ticket information.

Hozier – Wasteland Baby! World Tour

Wicklow’s own Hozier is playing in the 3Arena on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th December as a part of his sold-out Wasteland Baby! world tour of Europe, USA and Canada. You MIGHT find tickets here.


The smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA is back at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre for a run from Tuesday 10th to Wednesday 18th of December. If you’re very lucky you might nab tickets here for this global phenomenon.

Heineken Champions Cup – Leinster Rugby Vs Northampton Saints

After the disappointing performance of the boys in green in the World Cup in Japan, Leinster’s boys in blue are determined to go for their unprecedented fifth European title. Get along to the Aviva Stadium on Saturday 14th December to see them in action.

The ESB Great Christmas Concert

For more than 20 years this show has marked the start of Christmas for families all over Dublin and beyond. Look here for tickets for the concert in National Concert Hall, Tuesday 17th December.

2FM Xmas Ball

There’s another great line up this year for this massive Christmas party in the 3Arena on Saturday 21st December. It’s all in aid of the ISPCC and tickets are on sale here.


This all-singing all-dancing production of the ever-popular Oliver! will play in the National Concert Hall from

Friday 27th December to Friday 3rd January. Go to their site for ticketing information.

That’s 12 of the best things to do, we think. If you’re planning to visit Dublin in December or are just looking for things to do, follow us on Facebook for more suggestions and news.

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12 other things to do in December in Dublin
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